Stoller et al. - 2012 - Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel

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Source

Stoller et al.

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Year

2012

Region

United States

Type

Journal Article – Randomized Controlled Trial

Objectives

Examine the effects of sensory-enhanced hatha yoga on symptoms of combat stress in deployed military personnel, compared their anxiety and sensory processing with that of stateside civilians, and identified any correlations between the State–Trait Anxiety Inventory scales and the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile quadrants.

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Used two standardized instruments:
    • AASP (Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile)
    • STAI (State–Trait Anxiety Inventory)
  • Also used the Quality of Life Survey (created by main three authors)
  • Intervention: Sensory-enhanced hatha yoga classes were scheduled for 3 consecutive weeks, 7 times/week
    • Intervention was provided by main author
  • Treatment participants were to attend a minimum of two sessions/week and a minimum of nine sessions for the entire period
  • Control participants did not participate in any yoga classes, and both groups were expected to continue to participate in military physical training activities.
  • Despite some limitations, this study provided strong evidence that a sensory-enhanced hatha yoga program successfully reduced symptoms of combat stress and improved occupational performance in deployed military personnel. 

Reference:

Stoller CC, Greuel JH, Cimini LS, Fowler MS, Koomar JA. Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel. Am J Occup Ther. 2012 Jan 1;66(1):59–68.  Available from: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851541

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